Latitude and longitude coordinates

You can search for a location using its latitude and longitude coordinates, as well as get the coordinates of a location you've already found on Google Maps.

Search for a location using its coordinates

To find a location using its coordinates, just open Google Maps and search for the coordinates. Your coordinates must be in a format that works on Google Maps.

Examples of accepted formats:

  • Degrees, minutes and seconds (DMS): 41° 24' 12.1674", 2° 10' 26.508"
  • Degrees and decimal minutes (DMM): 41 24.2028, 2 10.4418
  • Decimal degrees (DDD): 41.40338, 2.17403

If you're having trouble formatting your search, try the tool below.


Format your search on Google Maps

If you don't use the tool above, here are some tips for formatting your coordinates so they work on Google Maps.

  • Don't use DD:MM:SSS format (example:41:24:12.1674N 2:10:26.508W).
  • Don't write "d" for degrees (example: 41d 24′ 12.1674″ N 2d 10′ 26.508″ W).
  • To create the degree symbol, press ALT+248 (Windows, Chromebook, Linux) Shift+Option+8 (Mac).
  • Don't use commas as decimals. Incorrect: 41,40338, 2,17403. Correct: 41.40338, 2.17403.
  • Put latitude first. List your latitude coordinates before longitude coordinates.

Get the coordinates of a location

Getting coordinates of a location is different depending on which version of Google Maps you have. You can't get coordinates of a location on phone or tablet.

New Google Maps

  1. Right-click a location on the map.
  2. Select What's here?
  3. Under the search box, an info card with coordinates will appear.

Classic Google Maps

  1. Open the classic Google Maps.
  2. Right-click a location on the map.
  3. Select What's here?
  4. In the search box at the top of the page, the coordinates will appear.